Losing Track of Time (a life update of sorts)

Hello again! Where has the time gone? Life has been a blur lately. A good blur, but a blur none the less. Most of my time lately has been taken up by my new job & freelancing when I’m not at my new job. I’ve been trying to get back into a routine outside of work but it just hasn’t happened, which means I haven’t been able to fit in much time to blog. Work-life balance is tricky! Things have been going extremely well though.

Things I haven’t had time for lately: blogging, a social life, exercise, meal-planning. Yikes. I realize sometimes I spread myself too thin and take on too much, which means other areas of my life get unbalanced. However that’s one of the major themes of this blog — finding or creating balance. So it’s definitely something I still need to work on, and hopefully I can spend a little more time on here so I can tell you all about it. CreatingΒ balance is certainly not easy – but it’s super important otherwise you get burnt out in whatever area of your life you are focusing on most at the moment. For me, right now, it’s work. I am very passionate about the things I’m doing both at my job and when I’m freelancing. So when I’m working, time just flies by because it doesn’t feel like work – which is an amazing thing! I just have to remember to keep it in check and not let the other areas of my life spiral out of control, so to speak. (Not that they are, they just haven’t been getting much attention lately). The most important aspect I need to spend more time on is obviously my health – nutrition & fitness. Luckily, I work for a holistic health clinic which is AWESOME. I’m reminded daily of my commitment to my own health and have amazing resources right by my side. It definitely helps. I haven’t gotten to a good place with my fitness though, and it’s something I really need to fit back into my schedule.

I did manage to have a litttttle fun here and there over the last few weeks though. Mom & I did some shopping one weekend (which was desperately needed), and we also stopped by the West Side Market to do some produce shopping & fresh juice drinking. Then the following weekend, Mike, mom and I went to the Cleveland Flea and then that evening Mike & I went to the Monsters Hockey home opener game.

Mom & I with our fresh juices at West Side Market.
Mom & I with our fresh juices at West Side Market.
Mom & I at the Cleveland Flea with delicious hot apple cider from The Agrarian Collective. So so good.
Mom & I at The Cleveland Flea with delicious hot apple cider from The Agrarian Collective. So so good.
I enjoyed this local kombucha from The Bearded Buch (found at The Cleveland Flea).
I enjoyed this local kombucha from Bearded Buch (found at The Cleveland Flea).
Mike & I at the Lake Erie Monsters home opener.
Mike & I at the Lake Erie Monsters home opener.

Mike & I have both been feeling sick off and on for the last couple of weeks — first we thought it was allergies, then it seemed more like a cold — but hopefully we’ll get over it soon! I had it worse last weekend and now this weekend Mike’s feeling bad. I brought tea to the hockey game and luckily found hot water at Quaker Steak in The Q to steep it in. Definitely was a good find!

I’ve been super busy with work & I’ve had the opportunity to attend a few events on their behalf, which has been fun! I went to the Event Expo a couple of weeks ago and met some great local businesses, then the following week I went to the Rocky River Business Expo, plus I went and saw Hungry For Change at a local Meetup.com group, which was AMAZING. That documentary is very eye-opening. I really want to see Fed Up still, too. I’m so interested in learning more about nutrition and healthy eating and the mess that is the American food industry. It makes me sick just thinking about it.

Representing Whole Body Health at the screening of the Hungry For Change documentary through the Cleveland Healthy Living Meetup.
Representing Whole Body Health at the documentary screening of Hungry For Change.

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Had to get in on the photobooth action at the Event Expo.
Had to get in on the photobooth action at the Event Expo.
Saw this anchor marquee light on the wall at Music Box CLE (which was where Event Expo was held) and fell in love. I need this. Now.
Saw this anchor marquee light on the wall at Music Box CLE (which was where Event Expo was held) and fell in love.
I need this. Now.
This was a picture I took while volunteering for the Cleveland Heart Walk that I just wanted to share because I love it :)
This was a picture I took while volunteering for the Cleveland Heart Walk that I just wanted to share because I love it πŸ™‚

I’ve also managed to do a teensy bit of cooking (though I do have an amazing new recipe coming soon!) – I’ve been going through a weird phase where I haven’t had much of an appetite… I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been feeling under the weather or what, but let me tell you how frustrating it is to cook meals when you’re not hungry for anything!

I made this egg scramble for lunch one day and it was quite delicious!Organic baby spinach, grass-fed ground beef, organic eggs, and goat cheese mixed together. It was YUM!
I made this egg scramble for lunch one day and it was quite delicious!
Organic baby spinach, grass-fed ground beef, organic eggs, green pepper and goat cheese mixed together. It was YUM!
I also started making overnight oats again! These ones are apple cinnamon.
I also started making overnight oats again! These ones are apple cinnamon.
I've become addicted to this show as well. (Although it's from the makers of Scandal so I should've known I'd love it.)
I’ve become addicted to this show as well. (Although it’s from the makers of Scandal so I should’ve known I’d love it.)

So that’s life lately. I’m EXHAUSTED. The happy/fulfilled/blessed kind of exhausted though. Plus I’m sure part of it is the whole being sick thing – that always wears you out. I think this weekend is going to be spent getting caught up on life – especially things that have fallen by the wayside, as well as relaxing & resting some more, and probably doing some organizing and planning. I love fall though, it’s the perfect time to just be cozy around the house. I can’t complain. I’m definitely not much of a party girl anymore and quiet nights in are much more my thing. Maybe it’s lame, maybe it’s growing up… maybe I’m just content? Whatever you want to call it. I don’t get much enjoyment from a loud, crowded bar these days. I’d rather spend time with a small group of friends or hang with my mom and Mike. I’d also rather be out DOING something than just sitting around drinking. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy that on occasion but it’s just not a regular occurrence anymore.

Aaaanyways…. #endrambling — Stay tuned for that yummy delicious recipe coming up tomorrow! I’m super excited about this one. Part of the reason I haven’t been posting (besides not having time and being exhausted), is not knowing what to talk about. I guess I forgot the ideas I had back when I had a lot more time to come up with them. I hadn’t felt really motivated or excited to write. But after making this recipe, it kind of gave me that same feeling of inspiration and wanting to share! So I hope it’s a good starting point to getting back into posting here more regularly again. But for now, I’m off to relax and go to bed. <3

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